I mentioned before the end of the month that I'd come down to the Lebreton Flats area to photograph two monuments. This is the other one, across the street from the National Holocaust Monument. The Canadian Firefighters Memorial commemorates fallen firefighters from across the country. Also titled We Were There, it features a large statue of a firefighter beside a pole, pointing to a wall adorned with names of Canadian firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty or through workplace related illnesses. Landscaping around the memorial includes plants, shrubs, and trees that tend to flourish following forest fires.
Names are inscribed by province and territory, where the firefighter was serving at the time of their death. Each year more names are added. A ceremony is usually held each September on the second Sunday. This year because of Covid, the ceremony has been postponed, and so the new names of this year and next year will all be commemorated during the 2021 ceremony. Family members of fallen firefighters are included in what is an emotional service of remembrance. I've attended several times now.
At another site entrance, the Firefighters Prayer is included on a plaque.
I finish with these two views.